Frugal Living · Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + How I’m Saving Money on Meat {7.11.22}

I love the convenience of grocery pickup, but at least once a month I pop into Ingles (grocery chain) at 8:00 AM and shop their marked down meat - those "meat manager specials" for things that are nearing their best by date. Recently I've purchased pork chops and a whole chicken for $.99/pound! I can… Continue reading Menu Monday + How I’m Saving Money on Meat {7.11.22}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Summertime Is Here {6.20.22}

Summer is here with a vengeance! It's been in the 90's with crazy humidity the last week, and I'm doing my usual summer routine of trying to avoid it as much as possible. I went for balance with this menu plan, giving myself 3 meals that were super simple and 3 meals that were a… Continue reading Menu Monday + Summertime Is Here {6.20.22}

Recipes

26 Oven Free Meal Ideas | Keep Your Kitchen Cool

When it's hot outside, the last thing I want to do is heat up my house by turning on my oven. Here are 26 oven free meal ideas that you can use to keep your kitchen cool all summer long! Breakfast Strawberry Peach SmoothiesMy Favorite Green SmoothieDecadent Blueberry WafflesSweet and Crunchy Peanut Butter Berry ToastAvocado… Continue reading 26 Oven Free Meal Ideas | Keep Your Kitchen Cool

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Monster Cookies {6.6.22}

I pulled out my recipe binder last week and spent some time updating it. I had quite a few recipes I'd torn out of Southern Living and Taste of Home magazines that needed to be organized into the pages. In the process, I came across a hand-written recipe card for my mom's Monster Cookies -… Continue reading Menu Monday + Monster Cookies {6.6.22}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Summer Fun In The Kitchen {5.16.22}

This is one of my favorite times of year to be in the kitchen! Paul is in his off season from refereeing sports, so he's home for supper - at the same time - pretty much every night! It's so nice to plan a menu without having to choose things that reheat well or that… Continue reading Menu Monday + Summer Fun In The Kitchen {5.16.22}

hospitality · Recipes

A Meal To Take To Others: Spanish Style Pork Bowls

I love the idea of “intentional kitchening” – where you use food from your kitchen to love and serve others who need a little extra love and care. We think of this most often when someone has a new baby or when the person who does the cooking is off their feet due to surgery or sickness. Here are… Continue reading A Meal To Take To Others: Spanish Style Pork Bowls

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + How I Meal Plan {5.2.22}

I asked on Instagram if you all had any questions after reading my DITL post. I thought these two questions would be perfect to answer in today's Menu Monday post! How far ahead do you meal plan? Do you meal plan before the week so that you already know what is for supper? I plan… Continue reading Menu Monday + How I Meal Plan {5.2.22}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Different Things {4.4.22}

This menu is a little different from the usual, for a couple reasons. Right now Paul is in a busy season of officiating college lacrosse, so we don't eat supper together every night. Because of that, I usually just make salads to go with the main dish and plan for a couple nights of leftovers… Continue reading Menu Monday + Different Things {4.4.22}

Holidays · Recipes

Spring Snack Mix + Free Printable Gift Tag

Here is a really fun and easy snack mix that is perfect for sharing! There is no specific recipe you have to follow - this can be customized to fit your preferences and can easily be adjusted for a different season. I was inspired to make this when someone dropped off a big container of… Continue reading Spring Snack Mix + Free Printable Gift Tag